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International Truck enhances LoneStar features


Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 14 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.


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International Truck announced major enhancements to the International LoneStar truck. According to International, the LoneStar was designed with uptime in mind with new features that improve reliability and serviceability, as well as functionality. For example:

• The new single-canister aftertreatment system is not just 60% smaller and 40% lighter, but is also simplified for quicker servicing.

• The cab wiring includes all-new harnessing and an in-cab power distribution module that is inside the truck, away from the elements.

• All key service points under the hood, inside the cab and around the vehicle are ergonomically designed for easy access and servicing, and many components have been engineered with longer intervals between required maintenance.

• The all-new HVAC system delivers outstanding comfort and visibility. It is not only more robust and reliable, drivers will be impressed by the quick defrost functionality. During testing at a frigid 0°F, LoneStar’s best-in-class MAX defrost cleared 100% of the windshield in under 30 minutes from start-up.

The LoneStar features an all new ergonomically designed interior with new digital information display, a new integrated stalk shifter integrating transmission and engine brake functionality, durable and easy to clean soft touch vinyl interior, and stylish diamond interior is standard, the OEM reported. Drivers will notice that the doors, side glass and cab mirrors have all been redesigned to enhance visibility and ultimately helping to reduce neck strain and fatigue over the long haul.


The LoneStar is available in a variety of specifications: Day Cab, 56-in. Low Roof Sleeper, 56-in. Hi-Rise Sleeper, 73-in. Hi-Rise Sleeper, and 73-in. Sky-Rise Sleeper. Orders are currently being taken and the trucks will be available in December 2017.



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